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Grazing is animal feeding on growing herbage. Grazing, in some contexts, is distinguished from browsing in that grazers eat grass and browsers eat leaves from trees. Grazing differs from predation as the organism being eaten is not a prey that is killed before being eaten.
The most commonly known example of grazing is mammals feeding on grasslands. Grazers use different parts of the vegetation. Some of them skim off the highest, tough growth of plants exposing other plants and tender shoots.
Sustainable grassland production is based on grass management, animal management, and livestock marketing. Grazing management is the foundation of grassland-based livestock production since it affects both animal and plant health and productivity.Overgrazing is when plants are exposed to grazing for too long, or without sufficient recovery periods. It reduces the usefulness of the land and is one cause of desertification and erosion. Overgrazing may cause the spread of non-native (invasive) plants.
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